We couldn’t have arrived in London at a better time. It was very late in the evening and so warm and pleasant but it was in the following daylight that we saw the trees were just budding with blossoms. Over the next several days they would burst with colour.   

We drove from London to Norfolk – the Nelson Country and the flattest land in England, to the Northern tip of Britain, stopping at a church built in Sunderland in 700 and visiting ancient walls and castles. It was gobsmacking even if you have visited England before.  From there we travelled to Penzance, the Pirate country with real (dressed up) pirates, taking in a good glimpse of South Wales on the way. In between were countless small and even tiny villages and townships that were exquisite and as individual  as the accents of the folk who lived there. 

The food? There was no such thing as plain old fish & chips. No, this is a nation that knows how to cook even the simpliest of fare. We sought out and sampled it all! Cornish pasties, pies and Yorkshire puddings and fruits in season. Those fish and chips still won the day! I noticed a common thread. The best produced goods came from where it was grown, harvested,  prepared and sold. For example there is nothing like the Balti pies from the North,  kippers from Craister,  Mead from Lindisfarne, and Devonshire Teas from, well ok, Devon.

Why, you may ask, am I going on about this? With all the clinics and salons, from Harley Street, London to the far North and St.Ives in the South, one thing was apparent. Wherever colour implant procedures were performed in an environment that specialized as such, the results were more thorough, artistic and pleasing. Cosmetic tattoo, takes years to master. Your semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo artist must love the work he or she does and will want to see the best results attained.  Apart from an ultra clean environment and excellent materials, do find a cosmetic tattoo artist who values you and therefore values the appeal of  the work as well.

Phone me regarding any queries,  photos, new techniques – or to arrange a chat over (Devonshire) tea.

until next time,